It’s semi-finals time! Week 10 of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ brought perfect scores and lots of tears. See who is dancing in the finals below!
The Final 5 danced their hearts out on the November 17 episode of Dancing With The Stars. Read our full recap right here and let us know if you agree with the results. WARNING: spoilers ahead!
‘Dancing With The Stars’: Tommy Chong Eliminated — ‘DWTS’ Week 10 Recap
The pairs had to dance two performances to the same song, but two different styles. The first style had to be a dance they’ve never done before. It was plugged vs. unplugged!
Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas danced their first routine, the Quickstep, to Ariana Grande‘s “Problem.” Head judge Len Goodman said: “I’m a little disappointed really. I found nothing I didn’t like!” Julianne Hough called Sadie a breath of fresh air: “That was brilliant.” Carrie Ann Inaba said: “It was so detail oriented. I though it was great!” They got a 37, including a 10 from Len!
Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd danced Jazz to “Tainted Love.” Julianne told Tommy: “You know how much I love you. I have the biggest crush on you. You are the wild card…and that was wild!” Bruno Tonioli said he enjoyed every minute of it. “Tommy, I have nothing but respect for you. Peta, you’ve made Tommy the Most Valuable Player. To me, you are the MVP of this season,” Carrie Ann said. Len said that Tommy is six years older than him and he couldn’t do what he’s done — learn new dances each week and get to the semi-finals. Umm, true, I think Tommy is cute and charming, and Peta is super sexy and talented, but I also feel like the judges go very easy on him. I’m sorry, but Lea shouldn’t have gone home before Tommy. Ok, back to the show — they got a score of 28.
Next, Bethany Mota and Derek Hough danced the Samba to “I Want You Back.” Carrie Ann said it was solid but “felt underwhelmed.” Len said: “It was a bit like cotton candy. It was light and fluffy but a little sticky here and there.” Julianne said Derek needs to get out of his own head (he struggled with the choreography) because he nailed the routine. They got a 36!
Val Chmerkovskiy got a visit from brother Maks while practicing with partner Janel Parrish. They danced the Paso Doble first. “I wanted more! That was over way too soon!” Carrie Ann screamed. “Just enough of everything to keep me satisfied. It was a great performance and a fabulous routine,” Len said. Julianne said the two were one. Bruno said: “You really set the stage on fire.” They got a perfect score of 40! “When it switched for us, somewhere along the way, we lost the point of the show and we just became grateful for each other. For the opportunity to perform. It’s nights like this that make it all worth it,” Val told co-host Erin Andrews. Can they just admit they are in love!?!?!
Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson battled a back injury this week, with Alfonso almost having to leave the competition. They danced the Argentine Tango first. Len started by saying: “You can dance. No one likes dancing through pain. Pain is temporary but glory lasts forever. Work through it and get into that final!” Julianne called him a fighter as Alfonso choked back tears. “There’s nothing to cry about because you’re such an artist. Don’t worry, my darling. You’re talented,” Bruno said. They got a 36!
Round Two: Unplugged
Sadie and Mark danced the Argentine Tango for their second routine. “It was a terrific routine. We’re looking for people who can make the final. You deserve to be there,” Len said. Julianne said she thinks people forget Sadie is only 17. They got a 37 for a total score of 74.
Tommy and Peta danced the Rumba while Peta played a ballerina in a snow globe. “There was something so magical and ‘fantastical’ about that piece. The first time I ever watched dance was probably The Nutcracker…it was so great,” Julianne said, with tears in her eyes. Bruno said it was their best performance. Carrie Ann cried: “That was beautiful. There was something so tender. That was poetry, that was magic.” Len said no one as old as Tommy will ever get this far again on DWTS. They got a 34 for a total score of 62. Even though I don’t think Tommy deserved to be in the semi-finals, I was crying by the end of the performance and judging. It was very sweet!
Bethany and Derek danced an unplugged Contemporary. “This dance should be on permanent display in an art gallery. It’s a modern masterpiece,” Bruno said. Carrie Ann said she didn’t want to blink. “Loved it,” raved Len. They got a perfect score of 40!
Janel and Val danced an Argentine Tango for their unplugged performance and Janel didn’t stop smiling throughout the whole thing! “Out of our women performers left, you are definitely the most dynamic…the lifts were a bit ungraceful,” Carrie Ann said. “You are an incredible dancer,” Len said. Julianne added: “You just have a gift and you dance with everything you have.” Bruno said it was intimate and loved the “expressive” lifts. They got a 38!
Alfonso and Witney danced Contemporary. “I love the drama of that dance, the passion, the intensity. You working through that pain. It was just terrific, well done,” Len raved. Julianne said it was beautiful. “Sizzling chemistry…You two always read from the same page. You’re like two instruments playing the same tune,” Bruno said. Carrie Ann said she loved the new side of Alfonso she saw. They got a 39 for a total score of 75!
In the end, we had to say goodbye to Tommy and Peta.
Who do you think will win the Mirror Ball trophy, HollywoodLifers?
— Dory Larrabee